Meanwhile on the campaign trail for squash's inclusion in the Olympics, Ben Dirs, a BBC blogger, wrote a chirpy little article on synchronised swimming and how he feels sorry for squash players. He had an interesting point. These swimmers undoubtedly work so hard, but how accessible a sport is it? Is synchronised swimming a sport even?
It is one thing to tell someone what they can achieve but when you can relate to them on a certain level you can lead by example. For this reason the achievements of the young Olympic medallists should be recognised as a platform for youth empowerment, which has provided young people with an element of hope for their future.
We're right to celebrate the most amazing few weeks of sport that most of us can remember. Some great British heroes, from Mo Farah to Charlotte Dujardin were taken to the nation's heart. London 2012 was absolutely unforgettable. But we shouldn't use their success to have a go at football or footballers.